May 24 AT 11:23 AM Edgar Cervantes 18 Comments

Twitter acquires Tweetdeck for $40 million

Tweetdeck is about the most popular third-party Twitter client, and it can arguably be better than even Twitter’s official website and apps. The Tweetdeck team has definitely done an outstanding job with the way their client is set up, and functions, while also being consistent from platform to platform. This client is available for desktop, Web, Chrome, Android, and iOS, covering every major platform out there. The ability to manage multiple accounts and sections has worked great for the majority of us, and this is something that Twitter has noticed as well.

News about Twitter acquiring Tweetdeck for $40-$50 million started rolling out since early May, and the deal has now been finalized. CNN mentions that the acquisition went for “more than” $40 million in cash and stocks, leaving a bit of uncertainty about the exact price. The important part is that Twitter now owns Tweetdeck, though, and it is unknown what changes will be coming to our favorite Twitter client. Will it continue to work separately? Will Twitter modify things to make it work officially?

Via: Android Central

Source: CNN

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  • Clark Wimberly

    Do we need to hold a vigil for the best Twitter client that ever was?

    • Triplanetary

      Hopefully not. I mean, I assume Twitter is doing what they did on Android and iPhone, ie, buying up a third-party app and remaking it into an official one.

      I know Twitter hasn’t generally been friendly to third-party desktop clients, but I’d like to think they’re not buying TweetDeck just to kill it.

  • Triplanetary

    I love TweetDeck (primarily the desktop program; I just stick with the official Twitter Android app, now that it doesn’t suck anymore), but I’m pretty much okay with this. Since they have official apps on mobile platforms now, it sort of makes sense for Twitter to put out an official desktop client.

    If all they do is reskin TweetDeck and make it look more “official” I’m not going to complain. Hopefully they won’t mess with its core functionality.

  • http://Website Chahk

    Say good bye to Buzz, Facebook, LinkedIn and 4sq integration. Also, I bet that is on the chopping block too.

    • http://Website angie

      I am pretty sad about that. As much as facebook is lame to like, I still check it a lot and it was nice to have updates in the same app.

  • http://Website phoebetech

    i think this is a good acquisition to twitter…the question is: will twitter start looking like facebook and employ tactics like them? namely sell everything including your soul?

  • http://Website Mike

    First Skype, now this. What’s next?

  • juanito

    What are the odds that Twitter will mod the API so that TweetDeck wlll become the only supported app? $40 Million? That’s a lot of cash for a company that really hasn’t spec’ed out how to monetize the product.

    I’ve used Seesmic as my Android app for Twitter. Never use the Facebook side of Seesmic, but it has been pretty solid for Twitter.

  • HipHopIsLyfe37

    I love Tweetdeck. But I really hope Twitter doesn’t screw it up

  • http://Website @stillersfaninwi

    i use tweetdeck on my laptop but plume on my android epic 4g

  • http://Website null

    You left out Seesmic, Plume and Twidroyd. I’m pretty sure the ones in the poll have less market share…

    • http://Website larry

      I think you are right. I just hope that they dont kill the multiple SM network function of tweetdeck. That is what really puts it over the top. Twitter for android isn’t terrible. I just hope they dont bring tweetdeck down to that level.

    • http://Website oscillik

      have you used Twidroyd since it was bought out by Ubermedia? it’s a complete joke. It used to be the best Twitter client around, now it’s just buggy, slow, and impossible for me to use.

  • http://Website Greg

    Why are twidroyd, plume, and seesmic not included in this poll??? This pole is lame for it’s lack of selection, obvious by “Other” leading the results.

  • http://Website shaneaus

    Can’t believe Plume wasn’t included in the poll….

  • keridel

    I’m really hoping tweetdeck will keep its identity.

    Although they don’t seem to quick to actually improve. I asked them if they are doing a TweetDeck for honeycomb and they said quote “@keridel we have no plans for an android tablet version at this time”

    Now that doesn’t seem to make sense as they could have been the first and imo the best at it.

    • Triplanetary

      You’ve got a point there. TweetDeck hasn’t evolved significantly in the past couple years, and the fact that they don’t have any plans for an Android tablet version shows a serious lack of foresight in my mind. Maybe this Twitter acquisition will actually be a step forward.

  • Android Jet

    Finally happened, I know twitter will buy a client app, but I don’t know which one they will choose, maybe tweetdesk has a good name…